Recipes to Remember: Judy’s Butter Nut Balls

Posted on December 13, 2017 in Family Recipes Seven Stones

Judy shares a family favorite with us this week: a cookie recipe she received from one of her mom’s dear friends, Dorothy, in 1965 as a part of her wedding gift. These are best served with a mug of milk!

Butter Nut Balls

1 cup softened butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup chopped pecan nuts

In a mixer, beat butter until softened. Add powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla extract and salt.  Gradually add flour. Work in nuts completely. Chill for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Remove from refrigerator and roll into 1 inch balls, by hand. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes (or a little more, here in Colorado). Note: Remove from the oven when dough is set to the touch, but not brown. Carefully roll in powdered sugar to coat. Let cookies cool and roll a second time in powdered sugar for final coat. Makes 4 dozen.

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